View Full Version : Campden tablet useage

12-01-2006, 03:34 PM
The other thread got me thinking on proper campden tablet useage. Do you have to crush them or can you just toss them in? I was always hesitant to not crush them before putting them in for fear of not getting a full disolve and an even distribution.

12-01-2006, 09:51 PM
A mortar and pestle is always a handy tool.

Campden tablets should be crushed up completely into a powder. It's why I just use the powder and cut out all the crushing effort in the middle. Then I dissolve it in about 50-100 ml of H2O and stir it in. In either case I usually wear a surgical mask because when working with sulfites in powdered form they can tend to kick up a bit of dust and it's kind of like inhaling powdered pepper.